Abuse victims' group blacklists cardinals
Archbishops (purple hats) and cardinals (red hats) sit in St. Peter's Square on February 27, 2013, in Vatican City.
March 6th, 2013
05:48 AM ET

Abuse victims' group blacklists cardinals

A group representing survivors of sexual abuse by priests on Wednesday named a "Dirty Dozen" list of cardinals it said would be the worst candidates for pope based on their handling of child sex abuse claims.

Their presence on the list is based "on their actions and/or public comment about child sex abuse and cover up in the church," the group said.

The list includes cardinals from several countries.

SNAP, the Survivors' Network of those Abused by Priests, said as it released the list Wednesday that its accusations were based on press reports, legal filings and victims' statements.

The cardinals on the list have not yet responded to the move by SNAP.


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  1. Todd

    These guys are a bunch of diddlers. Bring back public hangings and string these creeps up.

    March 6, 2013 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |